American Civil War Essay

Submitted By courtneyerin03
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My experience at the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sanders was very successful. I enjoyed every aspect of the stations/reenactments. I found it interesting that the people actually doing the reenactments lived at the site. They had their own individual tents and beds where they slept. I say that I could live in those times, but really thinking about it after watching how their life would have been, I might take that comment back. Seeing them in that lifestyle made me realize how good we actually have it now of days. Another part of the field trip I seemed to tune in to was the speeches given by: Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln. Hearing them speak into detail about their experience through the Civil War was fascinating to me. It made me really think about what I was learning. I really would like to know where they got all the information they presented because they did go into great detail. The woman spinning the wheel with the wool was quite the talker. I loved standing there listening to her talk about different ways that her hobby is unique. You could tell that the woman was very educated on the Civil War topic. Lastly, I enjoyed when the guy gave us the inspiring speech while we ate our snacks. He was very passionate about his beliefs of the Civil War. He told us that the reason for the Civil War was because of states’ rights, not slavery. He shared to us how the Confederates would of looked at the Union. He talked down to them, making